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Happy International Women’s Day!

March.8.2012

In honor of IWD 2012, here’s Lorena Barros, a poet-activist and co-founder of the militant women’s organization Makibaka during the First Quarter Storm. She was an epitome and proponent of the women’s liberation movement in contemporary times. Her views and example made clear the identity of the “new Filipina.” She was only in her early 20s when she became a guerrilla fighter of the New People’s Army (NPA) during the Marcos regime.

“Mother” by MA. LORENA M. BARROS (1948-1976)
Ano ang isang ina?
Mayamang hapag ng gutom na sanggol.
Kumot sa gabing maginaw.
Matamis sa uyayi.
Tubig sa naghahapding sugat…
Ngunit ano ang isang makabayang ina?
Maapoy na tanglaw tungo sa liwayway.
Sandigang bato.
Lupang bukal ng lakas sa digma.
Katabi sa laba’t alalay sa tagumpay ang ina ko.”

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  1. March.8.2012 11:38pm

    Yes! This is dope work, laine. Happy international womyn’s day to you!

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